Monday, October 18, 2010

Orange & Black Plus a Table Project

Here is an orange and deep purple wet fly of my own creation and a little note on a project that kept me fairly busy last week. 
 This table is my own design and goes great in the breakfast nook I made last year.  After many sandings as well as many hours on the table saw this table came together nicely.  I put three coats of poly on it but think a few more couldn't hurt.  Total cost for materials in this project is less than $60 and is primarily constructed out of good old southern pine which kept costs low.  The top is a butcher block pine I constructed with the aid of my new dowel jig tool and the rest is ripped pine 2x4 selected for their lack of knots and bows.  With the help of my father and father-inlaw, it all came together nicely.  The kids love it since its bigger than our previous table, my wife if afraid to damage it with hot dishes and I just like how it turned out.
I make alot of stuff with my hands since I am really cheap but I also like the satisfaction I get when the project is complete and turns out looking so good.  The knowledge one receives from such a project is invaluable and the pride one has in the accomplishment is lasting.  I know this has nothing to do with flyfishing but I just wanted to show it off.

4 comments:

Kev2380 said...

That table looks really good. You could sell those as poker tables.

Brk Trt said...

Joel, its beautiful and you should show it off.

Thanks

Bigerrfish said...

You are an artist in the purest American form.. the table looks Mint... good luck on the stream.

troutrageous1 said...

Wow - good lookin' fly, better looking table. I'm sure it will be enjoyed by your family for years to come.